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Article ID: 614269

First Lady Calls for Limiting Junk Food Marketing, Expanding Free School Meals

Voices for Healthy Kids

First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out new restrictions on Tuesday, limiting junk food and sugary drink marketing in schools.

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26-Feb-2014 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 613936

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Celebrated as Leaders in Improving America's Nutritional Health on Registered Dietitian Day and Every Day

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

March is National Nutrition Month®, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthful eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates the contributions and expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts.

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26-Feb-2014 8:55 AM EST
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Article ID: 614268

A New Normal? Obesity Rates Dropping in Young Children

Voices for Healthy Kids

Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released the following statement today on a new report showing 43% decline in obesity among 2 to 5 year olds over a span of eight years.

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25-Feb-2014 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 613409

Fitness Study Pairs Man's Best Friend with Seniors

Florida State University

Researchers at Florida State have designed an exercise study to see if exercising with dogs yields better health outcomes.

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6-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 613042

Vive La Resistance! Book Recommends Resistance Training to Prevent, Manage Disease

Columbia University, Teachers College

"Resistance Training for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease," by Joseph T. Ciccolo and William J. Kraemer, eds., explains the benefits of work with weights, elastic bands or the body's own weight in preventing and treating disease.

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29-Jan-2014 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 612881

Exercise May be Best Medicine to Treat Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

Canisius College

Karl Kozlowksi, PhD, is pioneering a treatment program for patients who suffer from post-concussion syndrome. His research shows that gradual exercise, rather than rest alone, actually helps to restore the balance of the brain’s auto-regulation mechanism, which controls the blood pressure and supply to the brain.

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27-Jan-2014 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 612826

High-Intensity Strength Training Shows Benefit for Parkinson’s Patients

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers at UAB say that high-intensity strength training produced significant improvements in quality of life, mood and motor function in older patients with Parkinson’s disease. The findings were published Jan. 9 online in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

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24-Jan-2014 3:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 612748

Physical Activity Significantly Extends Lives of Cancer Survivors

Loyola University Health System

Physical activity significantly extends the lives of male cancer survivors, a study of 1,021 men has found. Men who expended more than 12,600 calories per week in physical activity were 48 percent less likely to die than those who burned fewer than 2,100 calories.

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23-Jan-2014 10:55 AM EST
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Article ID: 612322

Researchers Identify Possible Explanation for Link Between Exercise and Improved Prostate Cancer Outcomes

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Men who walked at a fast pace prior to a prostate cancer diagnosis had more regularly shaped blood vessels in their prostate tumors compared with men who walked slowly, providing a potential explanation for why exercise is linked to improved outcomes for men with prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18–21.

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13-Jan-2014 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 612515

Rich or Poor, Schools Fall Short on Providing Physical Activity

Health Behavior News Service

Schools in wealthier areas are more likely to have a physical education (PE) teacher on staff than are schools in poorer areas, but students in both wealthy and less affluent areas are not getting enough physical activity, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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16-Jan-2014 1:00 PM EST
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